History Department information
For a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history, the student is expected to complete a balanced program of studies in history, the other social sciences, and the humanities as approved by the advisor.
Thirty-nine or more credits in history, to include:
- HIS 120 - United States to 1865 (3)
- HIS 121 - United States since 1865 (3)
- HIS 299 - Introduction to History (3)
- HIS 112 - World History to 1400 (3)
- HIS 113 - World History: 1400 to 1900 (3)
- HIS 114 - Twentieth Century World History (3)
A course in non-western history from:
- HIS 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
- HIS 339 - History of Mexico (3)
- HIS 343 - Modern Caribbean History (3)
- HIS 371 - Japan from Antiquity to 1300 (3).
- HIS 376 - History of Modern China (3)
- HIS 377 - Japan from 1300 to 1800 (3).
- HIS 378 - Emergence of Japan as a Global Power (3).
- HIS 380 - History of Modern India and South Asia (3)
- HIS 477 - Japan: Age of Samurai (3).
Depending on the content, HIS 393 may also satisfy the non-western history requirement. Please consult with an advisor.
Six additional courses in history numbered 300 or higher, excluding HIS 301, so distributed as to give the student a comprehensive knowledge of several fields. Students should consult a department advisor prior to selecting these courses.
- HIS 301 - History Capstone Seminar (3) (normally elected in the senior year)
B. Additional Requirements
All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements
Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits
History Department information
Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements below, as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the History Department’s Honors Program. See the Honors Program Director for this information.Read More
Historic Preservation Minor Program
Historic Preservation Minor
The Historic Preservation Minor introduces students to careers and methods for exploring and protecting the places, objects and stories that create our history. Our interdisciplinary curriculum provides a diverse foundation in the field’s major disciplines, including architectural history, archaeology, public history and preservation.
Our program emphasizes the cultural relationships between people, objects and buildings and teaches students to preserve the stories that give those material things meaning. Our unique curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in architectural history, archaeology, preservation and public history. Because the history is campus leader in experiential learning and civic engagement, our students learn preservation by doing preservation, and we take full advantage of the architecture and living laboratory that surrounds us. We employ the buildings, objects and places in the city of flint and Genesee County to help students develop valuable skill sets.
*HIS 479 does count towards a course in Asian History